Maid Marian and her Merry Men: The Beast of Bolsover:
ISBN 0 563 36041 0

BBC Books 1990

After hours of painstaking research, the true story of what happened in Sherwood Forest has been uncovered. Maid Marian did all the work and Robin Hood tool all the credit. Robin was actually a terrific coward. It was Marian, a born leader ever since she was her school’s rounder’s captain, who managed to assemble a complete bunch of idiots to fight the evil ways of King John and the Sheriff of Nottingham.
When the beast of Bolsover, the foulest, most disgusting, bad-breathed squirrel strangler in the entire West Midlands, takes over Sherwood Forest, Maid Marian and her Merry Men are determined not to be evicted. But can Marian outwit the cold-blooded maniacal Professor Nasty of the University of disgusting things that make you sick? Maybe she can, with the sheriff of Nottingham’s help. You don’t believe me, do you? Well read it and find out!

Tony Robinson, who plays the Sheriff of Nottingham in the BBC television series Maid Marian and Her Merry Men, now rips off his beard and wig in order to retell another wonderful old story in his own inimitable way.